Time Management Strategies for Busy Students


  Time Management Strategies for Busy Students

Do you feel like your life is always caught in a whirlwind?

Do you have too many things to do and not enough time to do them?

Fear not, for these 5 simple strategies will help you finally achieve the balance and peace of mind that has been eluding you.

1) Give yourself boundaries: Whether it's one hour of classwork before starting an extracurricular activity, or Sunday night as prime TV watching time, set clear limits on what is best for your comfort level. Knowing when to stop working and rest ensures that we'll have the energy to face tomorrow with good spirits.

2) Make time for yourself: If you want to be a great student, you need to be a great student. Take advantage of the time you have every day to get tasks done so you can be as efficient as possible. Don't waste any of that precious energy on things that don't help you succeed in school.

3) Create routines: Creating routines makes life easier and more enjoyable. Say goodbye to the days when it took an hour just to figure out what's for dinner or when your alarm went off because you forgot it was set for a different time! Now that your body is used to the fact that this is everyday life, have your coffee and be ready for school by eight forty- five .

4) Do one thing at a time: Multitasking is a great strategy for saving time, but only if both or all things that we're doing are of the same importance and have to be done in a certain amount of time. Juggling too many activities at once is just exhausting, so save yourself the hassle and focus on one task at a time.

5) Prioritize: When you don't have enough time to do everything, you need to know what really matters. If you're like most college students, your parents would probably say that schoolwork comes first. That makes sense, but is that the only thing you should be spending time on?

After all, did you also find time to study for tests? Or to write an essay for a class? Surely having a healthy social life counts as well. Work on all of these things at once and don't sweat whether or not you actually get them done. What's more important is that you are doing what has to be done at the right time and in a way that makes it possible for you to succeed.

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Title:  The Concentration Quest: Ten Ways of Learning

Author: Laurence L. Shepard, Associate Professor of philosophy at University of California Santa Cruz.
The author begins by noting that concentration is not something that comes naturally to everyone and proposes an essential distinction between concentration and attention. Attention is a "passive and receptive state of mind" which is directed to reality in the form of "unfocused awareness" during which we are aware of what is happening in the world around us. Concentration, on the other hand, is an active process (it has to be willed) that involves identifying with one or more particular objects while at the same time excluding others. We find concentration in anything that requires our complete attention so that nothing else matters for a while such as reading a book or listening to music. We also find it in any activity that allows us to identify with something e.g. sports and hobbies are forms of concentration because it requires total involvement from our side, according to Shepard.

Shepard goes on to explain that concentration is a skill that we must constantly work on in order to be able to focus better on what we are doing. Once the concentration is achieved, the key is to maintain self-control so that our attention does not wander away from what we are doing. There is no fixed amount of time during which we can concentrate, but we can make it happen during every moment of our waking hours. The best source of information on the subject will therefore be books, and Shepard recommends Rudolf Steiner's "An Introduction to Anthroposophy: The Science of Spiritual Knowledge" as an excellent source book for those interested in learning how they can concentrate with greater effectiveness.

Title:  The Secret of Happiness: A Guide to Living in Balance.
In this article, the author addresses the ongoing issue of stress and tension, which are more and more present in our lives today. According to him, the potential for happiness lies within each one of us. However, we are constantly distracted from it because we interfere with our own peace by creating obstacles that lead us to frustration and suffering. We have a natural tendency towards being happy, but we must learn how to become aware of these obstacles in order to avoid them so that they do not compromise us in reaching our goals. In essence, happiness is a state of mind that can be attained through certain attitudes and learned behaviors.

In order for us to learn how to achieve happiness, the author proposes three principles: first, we have to take full responsibility for our own lives and stop blaming everything and everyone else. Second, we must practice forgiveness, being grateful for the good things that happen in our lives. Third, we need to cultivate loving feelings towards others because this does not only bring us happiness but also strengthens our relationships. If we follow these principles, then we will be able to flow in natural harmony and enjoy a harmonious inner peace.

Title:  The Path of Perfect Happiness: An Ancient Practice for Modern Times
This book is a step-by-step guide to creating "perfect happiness" (as it is mentioned in the title). It can be easily used as a reference book for anyone who wants to know how to keep themselves happy.
The author mentions that happiness is not the same as a feeling of joy since we can still feel sad even though we are happy most of the time. If happiness is something that we deserve, then it must be something which happens naturally to us. Therefore, it is necessary for us to cultivate it by following certain activities and "perfecthappiness practices" which will promote us in achieving this state of mind.

Title:  Meditation: "A Guide for Life's Journey" By Joseph Lovinger, M.D., MDiv.

Conclusion: Modern man's focus is different from the man of old. Modern man is primarily focused on his immediate surroundings and tends to take life for granted. It is said that there are three major stresses that modern man faces in life: money, security, and family. The first two are what they consider to be their personal problems while the family stress serves as an obstacle in achieving happiness. They believe that it can be achieved if they fix these problems but realize that this cannot happen overnight.

In order for modern man to experience true peace of mind, he must indulge himself by avoiding his problems altogether as well as the negative emotions that come with it.

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